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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He spent also five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

Wisconsin added 3,400 private sector jobs in May as labor force...

Wisconsin employers added 3,400 private sector jobs in May and the state’s labor force participation rate increased to 66.1%, according to data released by...

🔒 Malteurop idling production at Milwaukee plant

Malteurop North America will idle production at its Milwaukee facility and eliminate 28 jobs in the process, according to a notice sent to state officials.

Milwaukee 7’s Jim Paetsch on his new job, tax incentives and...

Starting July 1, Jim Paetsch will take over as executive director of Milwaukee 7, the regional economic development entity that covers southeastern Wisconsin.

Weekly Debrief: The feeling inside Fiserv Forum and mixed state budget...

  BizTimes associate editor Arthur Thomas is joined by reporter Maredithe Meyer and editor Andrew Weiland to discuss the news of the week. Maredithe...

🔒 Milwaukee 7 making leadership changes as of July 1

The Milwaukee 7 southeastern Wisconsin regional economic development organization will make a series of leadership changes as of July 1.

Canadian plastics manufacturer buys Pleasant Prairie building, plans to bring dozens...

Balcan Plastics, a Quebec-based manufacturer of flexible packaging and technical films, has bought a nearly 169,000-square-foot facility in Pleasant Prairie’s LakeView Corporate Park.

🔒 NVNG looks to help companies innovate through venture capital

Whether or not the $100 million venture capital fund Gov. Tony Evers proposed in his budget actually becomes reality, it appears there will be...

🔒 FinTech startups to watch in Wisconsin

Like many industries, the past year has brought plenty of disruption to the financial services sector. Banks were forced to quickly adapt to providing...

Weekly Debrief: Innovate Wisconsin and Deshea Agee leaving King Drive BID

  Lauren Anderson and Alex Zank join Arthur Thomas for the Weekly Debrief on the BizTimes MKE Podcast. They discuss Deshea Agree leaving the...

Holey Moley Coffee + Doughnuts closing Third Ward location

Holey Moley Coffee + Doughnuts has closed its storefront at 316 N. Milwaukee in the Third Ward, according to an announcement on the company’s...

🔒 Innovation powers Milwaukee Tool’s growth

As Steve Richman describes it, changing the focus of Milwaukee Tool was the easy part.  In the mid-2000s, when Richman and other new leaders arrived...

🔒 QPS Employment Group sold to employees

Brookfield-based QPS Employment Group is now an employee-owned company after completing an employee stock ownership plan transaction last week.

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